The Latest: Young S Koreans taking crucial university exam

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The Latest: Young S Koreans taking crucial university exam

Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules.
December 2, 2020, 8:52 PM

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Ex-attorney sentenced for $2.7M investment fraud scheme

A former attorney who bilked law clients out of more than $2.7 million in an investment fraud scheme has been sentenced to nearly seven years in federal prison.
December 2, 2020, 12:13 PM

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Students sue Georgia’s university system over tuition, fees

Students who took online classes at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology due to the pandemic are now seeking a return of some tuition and fees.
December 2, 2020, 9:10 AM
The Latest: Red Cross chief urges vaccine ‘fake news’ fight

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The Latest: Red Cross chief urges vaccine ‘fake news’ fight

The head of the world’s largest humanitarian network is urging governments and institutions to combat “fake news” about COVID-19 vaccines which has become “a second pandemic” and start building trust in communities around the world about the importance of vaccinating people.
November 30, 2020, 11:30 PM

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On London street, virus forces small shops to adapt or close

On a bustling street in east London, shops are scrambling to adapt to the pandemic and survive.
November 30, 2020, 8:31 AM

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Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones.
November 28, 2020, 6:59 PM

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Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
November 28, 2020, 4:20 PM

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Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope.
November 28, 2020, 4:20 PM

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Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits record high

The S&P 500 is closing a shortened session at a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the economy.
November 27, 2020, 1:20 PM

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Debt collection firm ordered by FTC to pay $24 million

A suburban St. Louis-based debt collection company has been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to pay more than $24 million for pursuing money that consumers didn’t actually owe.
November 27, 2020, 6:30 AM

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Holiday trends to watch: Adult Play-Doh; stores that ship

The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other.
November 27, 2020, 1:31 AM

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Asian shares rise after Dow crests 30,000 on vaccine hopes

Asian shares are rising after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time despite an ongoing pandemic, as progress in development of coronavirus vaccines kept investors in a buying mood.
November 24, 2020, 9:36 PM

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Church organization in Kansas, Oklahoma pays medical debts

The United Church of Christ Kansas-Oklahoma Conference has paid off medical debts totaling more than $5.2 million for more than 3,200 families in the two states.
November 24, 2020, 3:51 PM

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Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

On vast plantations across Indonesia and Malaysia, an Associated Press investigation has found that women are burdened with some of the most dangerous duties in the production of palm oil, which is contained in almost three out of every four personal care products.
November 24, 2020, 12:31 PM

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In pandemic era’s isolation, meaning of ‘self-care’ evolves

The pandemic has forced people to spend more time with themselves than ever.
November 24, 2020, 11:20 AM

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Judge to rule if coal ash cleanup can be paid by power bills

A Georgia judge is considering arguments in a case challenging whether customers should pay to clean up Georgia Power Co.’s coal ash ponds.
November 24, 2020, 8:57 AM

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G-20 summit ends with support for COVID-19 vaccines for all

Leaders of the world’s most powerful nations have wrapped up the Group of 20 summit, vowing to spare no effort to protect lives and expressing their determination to ensure affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all people.
November 22, 2020, 4:31 PM

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Protesters torch Guatemala’s Congress building amid unrest

Hundreds of protesters have broken into Guatemala’s Congress and burned part of the building amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a controversial budget that cut educational and health spending.
November 22, 2020, 4:31 AM